Excavations

Mustang P-51C

4 Fighter Group / 335 Fighter Sqd Sr 42-103609
Cpt Caroll McElroy (POW) crashed at Zandbergen May 31 1944
Mid-air collision with Mustang P-51B iof Lt Robert Homuth (KIA) Sr 43-7032

Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4

8./NJG 5
WNr-5375 C9+DS
Körner Karl (KIA)--- Uffz Stahl Paul (KIA)---Uffz Brucker Rudi (KIA)
Shot down by Halifax MZ642, OW-N night 11/12/5/1944 Herne 

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6

Leutnant Paul Hönle
1./JG 3 "Udet"
"Weisse 10" (Werknummer 160683)
Shot down over Gottem, pilot KIA
Recovered on October 17, 2004


P-38 Lightning

2nd Lieutenant Robert S. Thompson 0-749115
38 Fighter Squadron, 55 Fighter Group
P-38J Lightning, serial 42-67520
code CG-K
Shot down over Stekene by Feldwebel Gerd Wiegand 4.Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 26.
Recovered on September 26, 2004


Focke Wulf 190 D-9 (Dora)

9. Staffel Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz"
Crashed at Waasmunster on January 1, 1945
Pilot : Feldwebel Paul Drutschmann, baled out
Engine, cockpit, tail section, landing gear... recovered on August 29, 2004


B-17G Flying Fortress

43-37990
SO-G
384 Bomb Group, 547 Bomb Squadron
Tremelo, October 3, 1944 - March 2004


Spitfire BL423

Leffinge - 1 april 1943/ August 15, 2003
41/ 91 Squadrons


P-47 Thunderbolt

42-74631
56 Fighter Group, 62 Fighter Squadron
Etikhove, 1 december 1943 - July 20, 2003


Boeing B-17 G Flying Fortress

96 BG crash landed at Galmaarden on February 6, 1945
Tail recovered in summer of 2002


Messerschmitt Bf 110 F-4 Wnr. 4645

Nachtjagdgeschwader 4
Crashed at Akrenbos on August 10, 1943
Recovered on March 2, 2002


Hawker Hurricane N2492

Crashed at Vollezele on May 14, 1940
Recovered on November 4, 2001


Republic P-47D "Thunderbolt" 42-75216

56th FG, 61st Squadron
Crashed at Mariekerke on November 30, 1943
Recovered on July 21, 2001


Boeing B-17 G "Flying Fortress" 42-37949

452 BG (H) - 730th Squadron
Crashed at Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle on May 1, 1944
Recovered on July 14, 2001


Messerschmitt Bf 110 G4 - Werknr. 5379

5. Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Crashed at Glimes at May 30, 1943
Recovered on March 3, 2001


Lancaster MkI HK620 LS-W

15 Sqn
Pilot: F/L James H Cowie RCAF
2nd pilot: F/L Alastair N L McQueen
F/E: Sgt John Malcolm
Nav: F/O Peter J Day
B/A: F/S George C Dickinson
W/op: Sgt Alan T. Dobson
Mu/Gnr: Sgt John Gregory
Mid-under/Gnr: F/S Maurice E Hathaway
R/Gnr: Sgt Joseph W Hall
Crashed at Wauthier-Braine, bois d'Hautmont
Parts, including oleo leg, recovered on October 28, 2000


Lancaster MkII LL652 JI-C

514 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant Lloyd Taylor RAAF - pilot
Sergeant Richard Gill - T/G
Flying Officer Frederik Brearly (Brea) Hill - MuG
Keith Thomas RAAF - B/A
Pilot Officer Stanley William Newman RAAF - W/O
Sergeant James Frederick Vincent - navigator
Sergeant Alan Roderick - F/O
Crashed at Schendelbeke-Moenebroek - May 28, 1944
Parts, including prop hub, recovered on December 5, 1999


Focke Wulf 190 A7/R6 WNr. 643704

10./JG 2 "Richthofen"
Leutnant Werner Lassen, KIA
Erquelinnes, route de Mons - April 10, 1944
Nose section with engine, and cowling recovered September 18, 1999


Lancaster W4234

57 Squadron
Pilot : P/O Ronald Bowles
Navigator : F/O Alexander Mulholland
W/O : Sgt Arthur Abraham
A/B : Sgt Maurice Pearman
MuG :Sgt John Drain
F/E : Sgt Cecil Stubbs RAAF
T/G : Sgt Roden Pickford RNZAF (Baled out - sole survivor, crew rests at Geraardsbergen)
St.-Maria-Lierde, Kakebeke, December 22, 1942
Parts recovered on September 11, 1999


Republic P-47 Thunderbolt D 42-22532, YF-N

2nd Lt Eugene W. Maben Jr., KIA
355 Fighter Group - 358 Squadron
Crashed at Croix-lez-Rouveroy, rue du Village, on October 18, 1943
Engine, nose section oleo leg and tail wheel assembly recovered March 20, 1999


Focke Wulf 190 A-4 Wn. 6795

10./Jagdgeschwader 54 (II./JG 26)
Ogefr. Heinrich Zenker, KIA
Pilot recovered, now buried at Lommel
Shot down over Veurne, Brikkerijstraat, June 13, 1943
Engine, nose and tail section, missing pilot recovered November 8, 1998
Pilot buried in February 1999 at Lommel


De Havilland Mosquito PR Mk XVI NS582

25th Bomb Group, 654th Squadron (Watton)
Pilot : Lieutenant George M. Brooks, KIA
Navigator : 2nd Lieutenant Richard C. Taylor, Baled out
Crashed Vladslo, October 25, 1944 -
Large parts of engines, superchargers, both landing gear etc. recovered August 13, 1998


North American P-51 "Mustang"

Unknown unit
Pilot KIA
Crashed at Overslag, Palingstraat, after September 1944
Large parts of engine, prop hub and blade recovered December 22, 1997


Halifax LW682 "OW-M"

426 RCAF Sqn
Pilot : P/O Wilbur B. Bentz
Crew of eight killed, three of them recovered by BAHA
Parts transported to Canada for restoration of Halifax in Trenton
Monument unveiled in May 1999


Messerschmitt Bf 110 WNr.4492 'D5+AR'

7./NJG 3
Pilot : Oberleutnant Reinhold Eckardt, KIA
W/O : Feldwebel Frank, B/O
Crashed at Kampenhout, July 30, 1942
Both engines, oleo legs, armour plates, navigation instruments & papers of W/O recovered August 23, 1997


Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb BM261

313 Squadron
Sergeant Karel Pavlík
Crashed at Kemmelberg, Lettingstraat, Dranouter
Pilot: Sergeant Karel Pavlík (Czech), KIA
Engine, armour plates, cockpit section recovered June 29, 1997
Monument unveiled on crash site


Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 N2600

145 Squadron Manston/Merville
Crashed at Pamel, Groenenboomgaardstraat, May 18, 1940
Pilot : Flying Officer Michael Allan Newling, b/o, escaped (KIA 1941)
Engine and cockpit & cross section recovered on February 22, 1997

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